Meinie meaning

mānē
The definition of a meinie is an old word meaning a household, a crowd or feudal attendants.

An example of a meinie is two parents and three children sharing a house.

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Feudal retainers or attendants, collectively; retinue or household.
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A crowd; throng; multitude.
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(now rare, Scotland, Ireland) A household, or family.
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(archaic or historical) A retinue.
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(now Scotland) A crowd of people; a rabble.
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Origin of meinie

  • From Anglo-Norman maigné, meyné et al., Old French mesnie (“household"), from Vulgar Latin *mansionata, from Latin mānsiō, mānsiōn (“house"). Compare menial.
    From Wiktionary